Amazon is months away from opening a gigantic new distribution center in Memphis that is set to employ 600 people. The cutting-edge facility boasts high-tech machinery built to accept bulk goods, sort them and reload orders onto trucks in less than 25 minutes. The outgoing orders are sent to other distribution centers and not directly to customers.
The 615,000-square-foot building has 122 loading docks, 300 security cameras and a mile-long conveyor belt. The conveyor belt system moves packages directly off the trucks without forklifts. There’s little storage because packages aren’t meant to stay long.
– Leah Steinberg, The 100 Companies